Demurrage and per-diem detention fees at gridlocked U.S. ports have turned into a multimillion-dollar hot potato. Cargo interests, truckers, ocean carriers and marine terminals are locked in noisy, seemingly nonstop argument over responsibility for the fees. It’s a complex problem with no easy solution — but plenty of finger-pointing.
Southern California truckers who said they were improperly charged late fees for containers they couldn’t return on time to gridlocked ports received mixed decisions in the first arbitrators’ rulings...
Thomas Farmer, a former executive at Crowley Maritime, has been acquitted on a charge he conspired with competitors to fix prices in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has contracted for construction of a $48.5 million new pier at its San Juan, Puerto Rico, terminal and signed a 30-year lease extension for the property with the Puerto Rico...
Volvo Car Corp.’s plan for a $500 million factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is likely to generate additional automotive cargo for the Port of Charleston, which already is the primary port...
Maritime regulators from the U.S., China and Europe will meet June 18 in Brussels to discuss market and regulatory issues issues including global container shipping alliances’ effect on competition...
Containerized imports through major U.S. port gateways hit record levels in March as West Coast ports disgorged shipments that backed up during weeks of gridlock, according to the latest Global Port...
Container volume at Port Everglades rose 9.1 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as growth in empty-container shipments outpaced an 0.7 percent rise in full 20-foot-equivalent units.
Crowley Liner Service called competitor Trailer Bridge’s allegations of patent infringement “specious” and said it would continue to use the disputed equipment to load and discharge flat-deck barges...
The World Shipping Council urged the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission not to apply a broad regulatory brush to highly specific disputes over demurrage and detention fees for late pickup or return of...
Trailer Bridge has filed a lawsuit accusing Crowley Liner Services, a competitor in the U.S.
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